Alert Students, MSBA 514, Stages in Project Managment, The Catholic University of America
|Stage||Stage of Development||Stage Activities||Stage Deliverable(s)|
|1||Concept or Definition||Define the end customer need.Define the characteristics or features of the product, service or process that will be designed.||Description of the deliverable.Customer needs and requirements document.|
|2||Design||Design the product service or process.Review the design.
Validate or test the product, service or process design.
|Design plan(s) for creating the deliverable.|
|3||Develop, construct, install||Pilot and verify design.Train people.
Install equipment and/or build a facility.
|4a||Start-up, initial production||Implement the design.Produce and deliver initial product to the end customer.
Provide initial service to the end customer.
Initial process runs
|Verified, tested, deliverable.|
|4b||Production, operations and maintenance||Operate process at production levels for the end customer.(Usually not part of the project unless the project deliverable is a service.)||Deliverable performing or producing at expected levels.|
|5||Retire||Return resources (people, equipment and /or materials) to the organization.Dismantle equipment.
Dispose, recycle, or reuse material.
|Deliverable removed from service|
Stages in Project Management
The McGaw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Project Management, Second Edition, Helen S. Cooke and Karen Tate